Saturday, December 17, 2005

a Jane Austen Novel

I have come back to my beautiful home of La Serena. I have been back for a few days now and I am adjusting to the clean air and slow pace of life. The institutes for English here don´t know if they will need me so I have started talking to the tour companies about being a tour guide for the five weeks that I will be here. I could translate what the real tour guide says or I could just learn the facts and give the tour myself. I think this would be one of the best ways to spend the summer. That way, I could see more of the countryside, meet some cool people, and have my nights free to go to the beach bars with my friends. Speaking of friends, i know I have talked about my host brother Felipe before and I how much I like him, but I have to repeat one more time just how blessed I feel to have him in my life. For those of you who don´t know, he is 21 and studying chemistry at the university here in La Serena. he is just a good friend and last night we stayed up talking and I realized how much i really appreciate his friendship. we agreed that once his finals are over we are going out for drinks to celebrate.
On a different note, I have been reading too much Jane Austen. I just finished Northanger Abbey and have purchased Emma. That makes my collection here of Jane Austen books 4 out of the 6 of her novels. Anyways, I say that I have been reading too much of her works because suddenly everything in my life I am seeing through jane Austen glasses. Every person I meet is a character in my story, complete with their own subplot. More to come later...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's my two cents' worth, since you didn't ask:

If you are offered a great (permanent) job in La Serena you might consider it. I'm not saying you should take it, but you should not feel obliged to keep the job you've accepted in Santiago if you find something you like better. On the other hand, Santiago might really be the right place for you -- it's hard to say. Just think about what you really want, and where you want to live. If it's Santiago, great! If it's La Serena, also great! (I'm biased in both directions. La Serena is probably safer, and has cleaner air, and you have friends there who are looking out after you. But Santiago will probably be more fun in many ways.)

you can probably guess who...

beckalippy said...

Thanks mom, but I am actually really excited to go back to Santiago and my job that I have there is more than perfect for me. So as far as I know, i am going to spend the year there in that job, and then I can decide to change if I want to. Maybe in a few years I will move to La Serena and open up that preschool that I have wanted to open for a while. In a few years...